hmmm......I don't know....... I think it depends on what your asking it to do.
The triple clamps have been on my RTS for a good few years and its done XC, DH, a bit of freeride and never complained.
Ok, for XC triple clamps are not perfect. DH, well the RTS isn't the best rig, these days you can buy a DH specific rig and the same goes for freeride.
But, I think the RTS is probably one of the best 'do it all' rigs of its day and think that triple clamps allow it to perform just that little bit better on the more hardcore DH tracks.
I agree that the bike was great in its day......dont get me wrong. Thats why its still with me 11 or so years down the line.
But, I am not a 'muppet' or 'clown' for putting triple clamps on it
Yes, if I was using it for just XC it would have kept its original RTS-2 Quadra's, but that wasn't what I had in mind for it. Its was going to be a 'Do it all' bike.
1989 Specialized Stumpjumper
1996 GT RTS-2